It used to be, finding direct cheap flights to Belize was rare. With Belize becoming more and more popular, the airlines have noticed and have been gradually adding more flights from all over. There are now five different airlines flying in direct from ten different cities (some seasonally). Both of the major Canadian Airlines have seasonal direct flights as well and there are also two from Central America. You can, of course, catch connecting flights to Belize from all over the U.S. and Canada.
Direct Flights From US Cities to Belize City
Charlotte (CLT) – Seasonal; Saturday Departure at 10:50 am. Return flight leaves at 1:00 pm. The current season ends August 17, 2019, and picks up again November 23, 2019.
Dallas (DFW) –Dallas (DFW) – Saturday Departure 11:39 am. BZE to DFW departs twice on Saturdays; 1:38 pm & 4:37 pm.
Los Angeles (LAX) – Seasonal late Friday night Departure at 11:10 pm. The current season finishes August 30, 2019. Return flight to LAX is on Saturday morning at 6:10, so the return nonstop flight seasons ends on August 31, 2019.
There is a slight time change for the 2019 high season. 11:55 pm from LAX on Friday and the Saturday departure from BZE is at 9:00 am. The season begins again on November 22, 2019.
Miami (MIA) – Twice daily departures at 10:30 am & 12:34 pm. Return to MIA flight times are 11:38 am & 1:33 pm.
Atlanta (ATL) – Daily departure 9:47 am. Belize to Atlanta departs at 11:44 am. There is an additional flight on Saturday at 12:20 pm and the return flight on Saturday is at 11:53 am.
Houston (HOU) – Sunday – Friday Departure at 2:25 pm with the return to Hobby at 4:40 pm. Saturday departures from Houston are at 8:30 am and 10:55 am with flights back at 10:45 am and 4:00 pm.
Denver (DEN) – Seasonally; Saturday at 11:00 am. Belize departure on route to Denver is at 1:10 pm. Saturday direct season ends on August 3, 2019. The flights return on November 9, 2019, and run to January 4, 2020.
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Daily; Departure time at 11:15 am. BZE – FLL leaves Belize at 12:40 pm. Daily flights end on August 5, 2019, with direct flights only occurring on Saturday at 11:35 (return at 12:45) until November 2, 2019. It then it goes back to daily.
Note: Southwest only shows their schedule for about 7 months in advance – as of this update the departures above are showing until January 2020.
Houston (IAH) – Daily Departures at 9:47 am or 12:03 pm. Additional Saturday flights are available at 7:32 am & 2:20 pm. Return daily flights are at 9:57 am & 12:18 pm with additional flights on Saturday at 2:33 & 4:45 pm.
Chicago (ORD) – Seasonally; Saturday, at 9:04 am. The season begins on November 2, 2019, and runs to December 14, 2019. Daily flights begin on December 19, 2019, and end on March 4, 2020.
Newark (EWR) Seasonal. Saturday 8:32 am December 7 & 14. The return is at 1:25 pm. Daily runs start on December 19, 2019, to January 5, 2020. Saturday only again from January 11 to May 2, 2020.
Sun Country Airlines:
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) – Saturdays at 7:05 am; return at 1:35 pm. The season begins on December 7, 2019, and runs to April 11, 2020.
Seasonal Direct Flights from Canada to Belize City
Toronto (YYZ) – Wednesday, and Saturday 10:00 am.Return at 2:45 pm. The season begins on October 30, 2019, to April 25, 2020, with an additional Monday flight added from March 2.
Calgary (YYC) – Friday at 8:35 am from November 15, 2019, to April 24, 2020. The return flight departs at 3:45 pm. Saturday is added between February 29 to April 18, 2020. The Saturday return time is at 4:35 pm.
Toronto (YYZ) – Friday & Monday at 11:15 am from December 13, 2019, to April 24, 2020. An additional Wednesday flight is added from January 29 to March 25, 2020. Flights depart BZE at 3:55 pm.
Direct Flights from Central America
Panama (PTY) – Tuesday and Friday 12:06 pm with the return at 2:20 pm.
San Salvador (SAL) Daily 2:34 pm. The return flight leaves Belize at 5:00 pm.
Always double check flight times listed on the internet with airlines as they are subject to change.
Belize Travel Planning Resources
Have more vacation planning questions? Visit AmbergrisCaye.com forum and Trip Advisor Belize Forum both are great sources of Belize information. If you do not find a fast answer you can ask the question and get and see what other travelers and locals have to say.
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How to Get Around Belize
Once you get to Belize you will find it is fairly easy and inexpensive to get where ever you want to go. Belize City is full of taxis to get you around town. Sometimes they may try and overcharge so I always ask how much before I get in the taxi to make sure I am getting a fair price. You can take a bus anywhere on the mainland from the main bus terminal. It is really cheap, but you do get what you pay for. Expect overcrowded old school buses and an interesting cultural experience. You can also get to Caye Caulker or San Pedro, Ambergris Caye by a water taxi. They run around $25US and take 70-90 minutes. Even though I like boats and old school buses, my favorite way to travel around the country is to hop on a Tropic island hopper.
Tropic Air Flight Code
The flight from the Belize International Airport to San Pedro takes about 20 minutes and is one of the most beautiful flights you will ever take. Because the plane does not go above 2500 feet, you get an amazing view of the Caribbean Sea and Barrier Reef.
By using Code For a Cause promotional code horizon when booking on Tropic Air, for both local and international flights, you will be doing great community service. All flights booked and flown using CFC will automatically be donating to charity. It’s that easy to help.
Please note, the Government of Belize and the Belize Airport Authority are requiring all Belizean Airlines to collect a six dollar rider fee on all tickets segments. The rider fee is charged to every ticket issued regardless of any discount.
Examples: One way flight BZE – SPR = Rider Fee $6.00, Return flight BZE – SPR – BZE = Rider Fee $12.00 and flying to 3 destinations BZE – SPR – TZA – PLJ = Rider Fee $18.00
Tropic Air Destinations
Tropic now flies to 14 great destinations in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Tropic is the only Belizean airline that joins popular cities in the Yucatan with daily flights.
Here are some helpful guidelines when flying into Belize. You will have to go through immigration and then customs (which takes about 45 minutes), so keep that in mind if you are flying to your next destination and need to connect. A great thing about this airline is that they fly every hour so if you miss one, you can usually just catch the next one. When you are returning home, Tropic Air recommends that you schedule your domestic transfers to arrive at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport at least 3 hours ahead of all international flight. All international airlines now have a 1-hour cut-off window for check-in which is strictly enforced. On weekends it can get congested at the PGIA, especially at departure passport control.
On the Tropic Air website, you can get the following downloadable PDF and other useful information. Click through to view useful and some downloadable flight information. You can see a Tropic Air route map or go to their various pages and find out the latest flight policies, departure tax, and pet travel information.
Shop Duty-Free Belize
Duty-free limits upon arrival: 3 cartons of cigarettes, 6 bottles of perfume, 6 boxes of cigars, 6 bottles of liquor or wine. Alcohol and perfume must go in checked luggage for your Tropic Air flight. Cigars and cigarettes can be on carry-on but cannot be used on the flight. Check out my Duty-Free Page to get a 15% discount on your inbound purchases and for more information on what you can take with you when you leave Belize.